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Old 04-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Jk door removal Trouble

I'm having trouble getting my driver door off I've taken the bolts out with the t50 socket unplugged the wiring harness and took the strap off. But I can't lift it off the hinges and I'm not a little guy. Any "secrets" about breaking the doors free?

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Old 04-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Spray some PB Blaster on the hinges. Open the window, reach through and grab the handle. Open the door about 45 degrees. Swing it back and forth as you pull upward.

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The doors are heavier than they look. Daggo hit nail on the head...there is a sweet spot around 45 degrees where the door should lift right off.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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hi, on you tube there is a video on how to remove jeep doors, check it
out, also you can try some wd40, from what i understand the doors run
about 50 lbs. good luck!
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no, they are SO light. you have to open the door enough until they will release off.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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hi, you are correct, the doors are 50 lbs. light, and thanks for the smile
on my face..nothing like being a jeep person.
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If doors are real bad you will have to use some D40 and a piece of wood and a floor jack. The slightest of pressure will break the seal. My doors come off at 90 degress. If you have any more questions let me know.
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lol, I had three that liked 45 degrees, and one that liked 135 degrees, almost touching the cowl with the mirror.

used powdered graphite on em the first time I put them back on, and they pop right off at any angle now
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone, I'll try again tomorrow and let ya know.
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lol, I had three that liked 45 degrees, and one that liked 135 degrees, almost touching the cowl with the mirror.

used powdered graphite on em the first time I put them back on, and they pop right off at any angle now
The powdered graphite's a good idea. Won't dribble down the sides of your Jeep...
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I was able to get mine off without any lubricant.

Just lift and wiggle.
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This happened to me and I did something that works, whether or not it's a good idea is up to you: I took a 2x4 can cut it to the height of the bottom of the door so that I could wedge it under the door and if fit snug, then with everything unplugged and unbolted I had someone hold the door and I stood on the sidestep. This made the jeep go down and the door stay still, essentially lifting up the door with my body weight. It worked well for me, make sure to grease the pins and hinge holes and you'll never have the problem again
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #13
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Well you've gotten about every option of how to get it off. I can't comment on that any better. However I can suggest to you that when you do get them off try using anti-seize on the pins. Not too much or it will make a mess on the hinges. The first time I took them off this spring they just glided off; caught me by surprise.
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The powdered graphite's a good idea. Won't dribble down the sides of your Jeep...
I use a dab of white lithium grease on mine.
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I found the easiest way (for me) was to get a big bath towel and layer it a couple of time and put it around my neck. Then after I've undone the bolts & harness, I stand on the inside of the door with the window rolled down and put my head through the window and get some of the weight on my shoulders and neck. I just stand up and waddle over to the side of the garage wearing the door and set it down. Where this method really works is when I put the doors back on again. It's very easy to do it myself and I can see the pins and hinges to get it lined up.
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I found the easiest way (for me) was to get a big bath towel and layer it a couple of time and put it around my neck. Then after I've undone the bolts & harness, I stand on the inside of the door with the window rolled down and put my head through the window and get some of the weight on my shoulders and neck. I just stand up and waddle over to the side of the garage wearing the door and set it down. Where this method really works is when I put the doors back on again. It's very easy to do it myself and I can see the pins and hinges to get it lined up.


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make sure your not on a decline and let the door swing wide and put a dent into the side with the mirror like i did. . lol. . i roll window down. . stand on the inside side of the door.. and pull on bottom and under the top window seal at about half open
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Thanks again everyone I'm new here and this was my first question I posted and I must say everyone on this forum is pretty awesome I thought I would get some negative remarks for posting something as easy as door removal but I didn't. Now any suggestions on getting my mirrors off?
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Thanks again everyone I'm new here and this was my first question I posted and I must say everyone on this forum is pretty awesome I thought I would get some negative remarks for posting something as easy as door removal but I didn't. Now any suggestions on getting my mirrors off?
Don't...buy some alternate mirrors. Lange or Rugged Ridge make some and lots of posts about other options.
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Don't...buy some alternate mirrors. Lange or Rugged Ridge make some and lots of posts about other options.
^^^ This. Definitely don't remove your stock mirrors. Plenty of cheap, easier options.

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Mirror relocation help for going doorless

need mirrors for when my doors are off
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Thanks again everyone I'm new here and this was my first question I posted and I must say everyone on this forum is pretty awesome I thought I would get some negative remarks for posting something as easy as door removal but I didn't. Now any suggestions on getting my mirrors off?
I relocated my mirrors with the Rugged Ridge kit and am completely satisfied with it. Most people can't live with the loss of visibility on the passenger side when the doors are on. If you decide to go this route, let me know and I can tell you how to get the mirrors out of the stock mounts.
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I relocated my mirrors with the Rugged Ridge kit and am completely satisfied with it. Most people can't live with the loss of visibility on the passenger side when the doors are on. If you decide to go this route, let me know and I can tell you how to get the mirrors out of the stock mounts.
isn't it difficult to move the wiring for the heated mirrors and the wiring for moving the mirror around?
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I got the Safari mirrors for 65.00 thanks again
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I relocated my mirrors with the Rugged Ridge kit and am completely satisfied with it. Most people can't live with the loss of visibility on the passenger side when the doors are on. If you decide to go this route, let me know and I can tell you how to get the mirrors out of the stock mounts.
I like the Rugged Ridge kit. The passenger side mirror is pretty close to useless with the doors off, but I learned to drive in a car without a right-side mirror, so I've never depended on it anyway. Plus, I have found that it's easier to find a place to stash the doors without the mirrors.
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I have the RR kit too. I placed a blind spot mirror from auto zone on there. Works for me when the door is on. Besides, I glance over my shoulder before switching lanes anyway.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #30
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I've got Rugged Ridge Relocation brackets and can't get stock mirrors out out of their sockets...Do you have some tips???

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